Santa makes phone calls to Blount children

Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for the “Santa Call the Children” program. Thanks to the Maryville-Alcoa Civitans, this Hometown Christmas event has become a community tradition and allows children from ages 3 to 7 to enjoy a very special telephone call from Santa Claus. For more than 20 years, Civitan volunteers have been arranging calls from Santa to hundreds of children in Blount County and plans for this year’s event are well under way.

Registration applications are available at Parks and Recreation, 316 S. Everett High Road. The deadline is Dec. 1. Children ages 3 through 5 will be called on the evening of Dec. 4 between 5 and 9 p.m. and children ages 6 through 7 will receive their calls on Dec. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. If their children are registered for the event, parents are encouraged to be sure their children are available on the days and times specified.

For more information on this and other Hometown Christmas programs sponsored by the Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Parks & Recreation and Blount Today, please call 865-983-9244 or visit our Web site at www.parksrec.com.

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